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  Terry Reese: UTF8 Normalizations and why I hate the 880 field in MARC21 The last year, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how normalizations impact records in our various current an next-generation MARC systems (https://blog.reeset.net/archives/2532).  About a year ago, I embedded into MarcEdit the ability to enforce normalization due to many libraries starting to experience significant record loading issues due to … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-04-21By reeset David Rosenthal: Personal Pods and Fatcat Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid … Read More

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  David Rosenthal: Personal Pods and Fatcat Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid project envisages a decentralized Web in which people control their own data stored in personal “pods”:The basic idea of Solid is that each person would own a Web domain, the “host” part of a set of URLs that they control. These URLs would be served by … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-04-18By David. (noreply@blogger.com) Samvera: Ubiquity Press is a new Samvera Partner We are delighted to announce that Ubiquity Press … Read More

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  Jonathan Rochkind: Solr Indexing in Kithe So you may recall the kithe toolkit we are building in concert with our new digital collections app, which I introduced here. I have completed some Solr Indexing support in kithe. It’s just about indexing, getting your data into Solr. It doesn’t assume Blacklight, but should work fine with Blacklight; there … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-04-17By jrochkind DuraSpace News: SAVE THE DATE: 2019 DSpace North American Users Group Meeting Please join us September 23 … Read More

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  Islandora: Islandoracon Call for Proposals Extended Looking forward to Islandoracon this October? Have something great to share with our community? You’re got some extra time to write up a proposal and send it in! The Islandora Call for Proposals deadline will be extended by one week, from April 19th to April 26th. … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-04-15By manez HangingTogether: Alternatives to Statistics for Measuring Success and Value of Cataloging Wikimedia Commons, under CC Attribution 3.0 Unported License That was … Read More

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  David Rosenthal: Blockchain: What’s Not To Like? I gave a talk at the Fall CNI meeting entitled Blockchain: What’s Not To Like? The abstract was:We’re in a period when blockchain or “Distributed Ledger Technology” is the Solution to Everything™, so it is inevitable that it will be proposed as the solution to the problems of academic communication … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-04-13By David. (noreply@blogger.com) Jez Cope: RDA Plenary 13 reflection Photo by me I sit here writing this in … Read More

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